PatsFans.com Menu
PatsFans.com - The Hub For New England Patriots Fans
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog

Patriots Beat the Panthers 23-8

Bob George
Bob George on Twitter
21 years ago at 11:34 pm ET
Posted Under: Patriots News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Led by three interceptions, the Patriot defense suffocated the Carolina Panthers, while third string quarterback Tom Brady tossed a touchdown pass to David Patten, leading the Patriots to a 23-8 exhibition win Saturday night.

Ty Law, Antwon Harris and Leonard Myers each had interceptions, as the Patriot defense swarmed all over Carolina tonight. The defense showed a great deal of team speed, as the Panthers could get nothing going on offense until late in the third quarter when the third unit for the Patriots was in the game.

Adam Vinatieri kicked three field goals tonight, and J.R. Redmond scored on a one-yard touchdown run to provide the rest of the scoring for the Patriots. Redmond’s fourth-quarter score featured linebacker Bryan Cox as the lead blocker on the play.

The Patriots were into their seventh straight quarter without allowing a point, until the Panthers struck in the third quarter. Carolina drove 71 yards, featuring passes from rookie QB Chris Weinke to Wesley Walls for 16 yards and to Steve Smith for nine yards. A 34-yard run off right tackle by Chad Dukes put the Panthers at the Patriot 3, and Nick Goings ran it in for the score on the next play. Weinke hit Jim Turner for a two-point conversion.

The Patriots are 2-0 in the preseason and play at Tampa Bay next Saturday.


Posted Under: Patriots News
Tags: 2001 Patriots Preseason Adam Vinatieri Antwon Harris Carolina Panthers David Patten J.R. Redmond Leonard Myers New England Patriots Steve Smith Tom Brady Ty Law

  • Subscribe For Patriots Content Delivered by 6:30am Each Day


  • guest

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments

  • More News Headlines:

    Patriots News 02—05, Kraft Wants Brady To Retire a Patriot, And Thoughts On His Retirement

    Patriots News 02—05, Kraft Wants Brady To Retire a Patriot, And Thoughts On His Retirement

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    "the greatest player to play the game, it means a lot. And I think it means a lot to me, too, because this is where…
    1 day ago
    Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick Release Statements Regarding Tom Brady’s Retirement

    Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick Release Statements Regarding Tom Brady’s Retirement

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick Release joint statements about Tom Brady after his decision to retire from the NFL for a second time.
    4 days ago
    VIDEO: Patriots Coaches Mic’d Up At Final Shrine Bowl Practice

    VIDEO: Patriots Coaches Mic’d Up At Final Shrine Bowl Practice

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Patriots coaches Mike Pellegrino and Ross Douglas are mic'd up during the final Shrine Bowl practice featuring top college draft prospects.
    4 days ago
    Former Patriots Running Backs Coach Cleve Bryant Passes Away

    Former Patriots Running Backs Coach Cleve Bryant Passes Away

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Former Patriots Running Backs Coach, longtime college coach Cleve Bryant Passes Away at age 75.
    4 days ago
    Best Of Social Media: Tom Brady Announces His Retirement

    Best Of Social Media: Tom Brady Announces His Retirement

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The best social media postings in response to the news of Tom Brady's retirement from the NFL after 23 seasons.
    4 days ago

  • Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")